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Goucher student dies after Sunday morning hit-and-run

A sophomore on the Goucher College lacrosse team died Monday morning at Shock Trauma of injuries suffered in a pedestrian hit-and-run early Sunday morning on Dulaney Valley Road, according to police and university officials.

Baltimore County Police said Matthew Gabriel, 19, was crossing Dulaney Valley Road near Southerly Road at 1:44 a.m. Sunday when he was hit by a 2013 Mazda 3 in the right turn lane of Dulaney Valley Road.

According to a statement posted on the county police website, the driver of the Mazda, Kayla Wiseman, 23, of the unit block of Transverse Avenue in Middle River, did not remain at the scene. Wiseman was located and charged with hit-and-run and driving under the influence, police said.

Gabriel, of Austin, Tex., was “an outstanding student, and well-liked member of our community,” Goucher College President Sanford Ungar said in an email to students sent Monday afternoon.

“He was a business management and economics double major and a key member of the men’s lacrosse team,” Ungar wrote. “He was also known for his larger-than-life personality and his unique sense of humor.”

According to the school’s website, Gabriel was a midfielder for the lacrosse team who had appeared in five games this season.

Ungar told the school community in an email that counseling services were available until 7 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the school’s Health and Counseling Center in Heubeck Hall. A vigil is scheduled for 9 p.m. Monday at the Haebler Memorial Chapel on campus, which will be open Monday from 7 p.m. until midnight.

“The death of a student has a deep impact on a close-knit college campus like ours,” Ungar said in the email. “This is a difficult time for all of us. I know we will come together as a community, but please reach out for help if needed.”

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